Implement a doubly linked list.
Like an array, a linked list is a simple linear data structure. Several common data types can be implemented using linked lists, like queues, stacks, and associative arrays.
A linked list is a collection of data elements called nodes. In a singly linked list each node holds a value and a link to the next node. In a doubly linked list each node also holds a link to the previous node.
You will write an implementation of a doubly linked list. Implement a Node to hold a value and pointers to the next and previous nodes. Then implement a List which holds references to the first and last node and offers an array-like interface for adding and removing items:
push
(insert value at back);pop
(remove value at back);shift
(remove value at front).unshift
(insert value at front);To keep your implementation simple, the tests will not cover error
conditions. Specifically: pop
or shift
will never be called on an
empty list.
If you want to know more about linked lists, check Wikipedia.
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using exercism submit LinkedList.cs
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using Xunit;
public class DequeTests
{
[Fact]
public void Push_and_pop_are_first_in_last_out_order()
{
var deque = new Deque<int>();
deque.Push(10);
deque.Push(20);
Assert.Equal(20, deque.Pop());
Assert.Equal(10, deque.Pop());
}
[Fact(Skip = "Remove this Skip property to run this test")]
public void Push_and_shift_are_first_in_first_out_order()
{
var deque = new Deque<int>();
deque.Push(10);
deque.Push(20);
Assert.Equal(10, deque.Shift());
Assert.Equal(20, deque.Shift());
}
[Fact(Skip = "Remove this Skip property to run this test")]
public void Unshift_and_shift_are_last_in_first_out_order()
{
var deque = new Deque<int>();
deque.Unshift(10);
deque.Unshift(20);
Assert.Equal(20, deque.Shift());
Assert.Equal(10, deque.Shift());
}
[Fact(Skip = "Remove this Skip property to run this test")]
public void Unshift_and_pop_are_last_in_last_out_order()
{
var deque = new Deque<int>();
deque.Unshift(10);
deque.Unshift(20);
Assert.Equal(10, deque.Pop());
Assert.Equal(20, deque.Pop());
}
[Fact(Skip = "Remove this Skip property to run this test")]
public void Push_and_pop_can_handle_multiple_values()
{
var deque = new Deque<int>();
deque.Push(10);
deque.Push(20);
deque.Push(30);
Assert.Equal(30, deque.Pop());
Assert.Equal(20, deque.Pop());
Assert.Equal(10, deque.Pop());
}
[Fact(Skip = "Remove this Skip property to run this test")]
public void Unshift_and_shift_can_handle_multiple_values()
{
var deque = new Deque<int>();
deque.Unshift(10);
deque.Unshift(20);
deque.Unshift(30);
Assert.Equal(30, deque.Shift());
Assert.Equal(20, deque.Shift());
Assert.Equal(10, deque.Shift());
}
[Fact(Skip = "Remove this Skip property to run this test")]
public void All_methods_of_manipulating_the_deque_can_be_used_together()
{
var deque = new Deque<int>();
deque.Push(10);
deque.Push(20);
Assert.Equal(20, deque.Pop());
deque.Push(30);
Assert.Equal(10, deque.Shift());
deque.Unshift(40);
deque.Push(50);
Assert.Equal(40, deque.Shift());
Assert.Equal(50, deque.Pop());
Assert.Equal(30, deque.Shift());
}
}
public class Node<T>
{
public T Value { get; set; }
public Node<T> Next { get; set; }
public Node<T> Previous { get; set; }
}
public class Deque<T>
{
private Node<T> _head = null;
private Node<T> _tail = null;
public void Push(T value)
{
var newNode = new Node<T> {
Value = value,
Next = null,
Previous = _tail,
};
if (_tail != null) _tail.Next = newNode;
_tail = newNode;
if (_head == null) _head = newNode;
}
public T Pop()
{
var popped = _tail.Value;
var newTail = _tail.Previous;
_tail = null;
_tail = newTail;
return popped;
}
public void Unshift(T value)
{
var newNode = new Node<T> {
Value = value,
Next = _head,
Previous = null,
};
if (_head != null) _head.Previous = newNode;
_head = newNode;
if (_tail == null) _tail = newNode;
}
public T Shift()
{
var unshifted = _head.Value;
var newHead = _head.Next;
_head = null;
_head = newHead;
return unshifted;
}
}
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